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Broholmer

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A cross between the English Mastiff and German breeds such as the German Bulldog, the Broholmer or Danish Mastiff is a large Molosser-type breed from Denmark.

Named after Sehested of Broholm, an 18th century game-keeper who lived on the Broholm Estate on the Danish island of Funen, the Broholmer was established in the early 19th century and became popular as a guard dog for wealthy Danes.

King Frederick VII (1808-1863) and his consort, Countess Danner, were owners of several Broholmers and one of their portraits depicts them with one of their dogs.

Weight: 90-150 lb (40.8–68 kg)
Height: 27.5-29.5 in (69.8-74.9 cm)
Coat: Short and harsh.
Color: Light or brownish Yellow, Black.
Life span: 7–12 years

Temperament: Loyal, Friendly, Watchful, Loving.

Health: May be susceptible to hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia. cardiac disease and degenerative myelopathy (DM).

Special Interest:

• Nicknamed “the butcher’s dog” because they were often seen lying on the doorsteps of butcher shops in Copenhagen.

Classifications:
AKC FSS
UKC Guardian Dog
FCI Group 2, Section 2.1 Molossian: Mastiff type #315

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